I managed to come down with a cold while we were on our trip to Mississippi – I think that makes three colds in the last two months. Enough already! I’m cheering myself up with lots of baby snuggles (she’s sick too) and entirely too much television. Hopefully I’ll be healthy again on the other side of the weekend, but in the meantime, some lovely links for your Friday.
Hubby and baby and I are off to the Delta for Juke Joint! Though it’s really just a wonderful excuse to see friends we haven’t seen in far too long, and to meet their little ones for the first time. I can’t wait! Links are a bit light this week because instead of browsing the interwebs, I’ve been trying to pack up everything I can possibly think of to keep Caroline occupied on our journey to Mississippi…
What are your weekend plans? We were hoping to host our Easter brunch outside, but looks like we’ll be getting some much needed rain on Sunday, so inside we go. I’m also making cream puffs for the first time, and really hoping that works out (accepting any tips or links to favorite recipes in the comments).
Somehow it’s been nearly a month since I posted weekend links, but I’m still here! Promise! Family visiting, then a bout of the flu, then I think I just forgot, then I had to make this glorious cake! Oh my gosh – this cake. I’ve made Momofuku Milk Bar‘s Cornflake Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookies before, and they are delicious, so I decided to tackle their Chocolate Chip Cake for my friend Kara‘s birthday (Happy Birthday Week Kara!). Buttermilk cake with mini chocolate chips, passion fruit curd, chocolate cookie crumbs, and coffee buttercream… it was everything I love about dessert. I was a bit skeptical about the naked cake thing at first (I LOVE frosting), but this cake was perfect, and being able to see all the layers like that was impressive. So, if you enjoy baking, and have a bit of time, I highly encourage one of Christina Tosi’s layer cakes… next on my list is the banana cake with chocolate and hazelnut…
What are you up to this weekend? Oscar party? I’m co-hosting a baby shower for one of my best friends, with two of my other best friends, which should be so much fun. It’s so fun to celebrate these life milestones, and to be supported by the people who love you most. It’s one of the things I cherish most about the time before my wedding, all that love from my family and friends, and when I was pregnant with Caroline, too. And it’s just as wonderful to be on the other side of it, celebrating a dear friend as she gets ready to become a mom!
Maple Snow Cream
If you’re on the East Coast digging out from underneath feet of snow, this one’s for you: Maple Snow Cream.